Mauldin citizens crossing through the Rothwell Drive and East Butler Road intersection will need to be prepared for traffic closures and daily lane closures through November 2020 as improvements are made to address traffic hazards and congestion.
A collaborative effort between the city of Mauldin, Shaw Resources, Laurens Electric and the Greenville Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee, the project will also include a traffic signal, which may make accessibility to the Millport Business Park and onto East Butler Road safer.
“This type of public-private partnership is a great way and example of the city working with community stakeholders to facilitate infrastructure improvement projects,” said Mauldin Mayor Terry Merritt. “City Council is working hard to duplicate this approach to address these types of infrastructure needs throughout the city.”
The project is expected to cost approximately $1.1 million and involves the closure and relocation of Rothwell Drive to a signalized intersection at East Butler Road.
“The East Butler Road corridor is one of the most heavily trafficked areas during the morning and afternoon commutes,” Mauldin Economic Development Committee chairman Taft Matney said. “This project, along with the planned improvements for East Butler Road from Corn Road to North Main Street, will reduce vehicle delays, improve traffic flow and provide a more traffic-friendly atmosphere for pedestrians.”
For more information on this project, visit cityofmauldin.org.